John 5:38; 2 John 9). It needs contend. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. John Mark Comer | January 6, 2019 Part 1 of the series “Sabbath” as part of Practicing the Way. We have talked about what spiritual maturity is, discussed some of the hindrances to it, and we have looked at the symptoms of spiritual immaturity. One thing that we must see in this chapter is that God is serious about fruit in our lives. If the branches are not connected to the vine, they are not going to be able to grow anything, they will be barren. for the purpose of producing figs; or, as in John 15, you’re like the grapevine that is expected to bring forth beautiful and tasty grapes. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. We who live in California are surrounded by vineyards. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. This direction is provided in God’s word. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. In john 15:1-11, John records the words of Jesus, where Jesus says that He is the True Vine and that we, who are saved, are the branches. Chris Daukas Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. The purpose of the branch is to bear fruit. "I Am the Vine" Sermon: John 15:1-11 “I Am the Vine” [John 15:1-11] February 19, 2017 Second Reformed Church Jesus explains to the Eleven that His “farewell” to them is for their good and for the good of all those who believe in the future. Your email address will not be published. 9 You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. There are many places in scripture where God reminds us of this. August F. Zepick Funeral Sermon - John 15:1-11 - July 13th, 2019 / Bearing much fruit Jul 13, 2019 Posted in Pentecost / ^John / Audio Sermons / Funeral Sermons / Sermons / Pastor Lucas Albrecht / Baptism / Resurrection / Death & Dying / Righteousness / Alien Righteousness / Imputed Righteusness / Justification / Vocation / Forgiveness But you may not know that the Old Testament also speaks of vines in a way foreshadowing the work of Christ. Your email address will not be published. You simply cannot abide in Christ and disregard the commandments of the Lord. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:1-11 . Verse 11 is key, “These things I have spoken that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”. This is the opposite of running hot for a short period of time, and then coasting. Sabbath: Rest For Your Soul. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Whoever abides in Jesus bears much fruit. John 15:1-8, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary's An Exegetical Study of the Common Lectionary, coordinated by Prof. John E. Alsup, features rough translation, disposition, immediate context, broader context, hermeneutical bridge, and contemporary address. We are the branches attached to the vine from which The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Hosea also speak of Israel as a vine. What a waste. Each sermon is the equivalent of a 10 page Pdf which means that these sermons represent over 1000 pages of Biblically sound doctrine to aid your study, teaching and preaching of the Gospel of John! Some branches produce fruit and are pruned, cared for and nurtured. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine? 4 … 10 The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches. In verse 9 Jesus said to let His love abide in you. I was shocked to find out they were hazelnut trees. so that it fulfills the purpose for which it was planted. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. Not a way among many, but the way. Fig trees are planted to bring forth figs. • The use The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Jesus' teaching on the vine and the branches isn't like most of the parables in the Synoptic Gospels, which are usually stories with one or more spiritual points. It may even change the way you respond to a stressful situation in your life. Scripture Reference: John 15:1-11 Media: Includes digital file download. John Piper Feb 3, 2014 308 Shares Sermon. Jesus begins John 15 by explaining that He is the true vine and His Father is the vine dresser. This sermon's title is Created to Bear Fruit, focusing on John 15. All Rights Reserved. [Isa 5:4 ESV] 4 What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Praise the Lord for his Holy Spirit working in us so that we both will and work for His good pleasure. (WCF, Chapter 16, Part 7), Did you catch that? Any farmer will tell you that pruning is an essential part of the process of bearing fruit. The following sermon is based on John 15:1-8. Illus – My father turned his life around at 75 years old only after he realized that he had wasted almost all his life. Cut it down! That’s the person with a hard heart that can’t receive anything from God. The vinedresser is the husbandman, the owner of the vineyard, master of the estate. RUSSELL B. SMITH. So do not become proud, but fear. Intro: John's majestic Gospel serves as a magnificent gallery which display the glory of Jesus as no other literature on earth can. Scripture: John 15:1–11. Scripture: John 15:7. We are a people of productivity. These are words we need to understand as well. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? Finally, He tells them 2 Their heart is false; now they must bear their guilt. He planted a vineyard so that it 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. But you might ask, “What about God’s ‘Common Grace’?” “Doesn’t God somehow make unbelievers to do good things?”. 7 You will notice that although the words, "Arise, let us go hence," occur in John 14:31, the words that fill up chapters 15, 16, and 17, were spoken before we come to the entrance into the garden. 6 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:1-11. You are like a tree planted by streams of water, In another place, Jesus used another illustration that’s helpful. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. The vinedresser is the husbandman, the owner of the vineyard, master of the estate. In other words, God is in charge. He is “the gate,” through which people are saved like the doorposts covered in the blood of the lamb at the first passover. 7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. A SERMON ON JOHN 15:1-17 BY REV. This is sermon 1 in the series, Vintage Faith: Learning More about the Savior. John 8:31, Jesus was saying, “If you continue in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”, John 7:37-38, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink… From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”. [Hos 10:1-2 ESV] 1 Israel is a luxuriant vine that yields its fruit. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. We’ve seen a number of these types and shadows fulfilled in Jesus Christ already in John’s Gospel. Jesus draws our attention to a fruitful vine and then provides two primary applications for us to learn from -- pruning the branches and abiding in th… Ephesians 4:29, Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. The believers in the Old Testament had the Holy Spirit even then, but they didn’t know as much as we do now because they had only types and shadows while we have knowledge of Jesus Christ himself. ... John 15:1-11, 16. And for three days you are singing “in the jungle the mighty jungle” or “I would walk 500 miles.” And you sing these on repeat. In verse 7 Jesus said to let His words abide in you. Sermon. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and. It was that true “abiding” of John fifteen. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. John Piper … Our confession of faith explains that such lawful oaths as these are a part of religious worship upon just occasion. 15 “ I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. I. Dec 29, 1996. It needs the sap, the life, the strength, the power. The Westminster Confession answers that question quite well in saying: Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands; and of good use both to themselves and others: yet, because they proceed not from an heart purified by faith; nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word; nor to a right end, the glory of God, they are therefore sinful, and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God: and yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing unto God. 9 You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. Paul, as we know, was an apostle of Jesus Christ; a claim he defends in the Scriptures. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Know why? But if He’s It has everything to do with who’s on the throne of your life. 19 Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true. Pruning cuts things away; it separates anything sickly or dead or diseased. It is to be “as we love ourselves.” That is, think of the needs of others as much as you think your own needs. April 29 2018, Lectionary Year B, 4-29-18. [REPEAT: those who do not abide in Him do not produce fruit. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. 21. Back in John 14:15 we read “If you love me you will keep my commandments.” Now, in John 15:10 Jesus says “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.”. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:1-11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Jesus Is the Vine—Followers Are Branches. In other words, God is in charge. Scripture: John 15:7. His plan is far better than your own. Exegesis of John 15:1-11 A Paper Submitted to Dr. Fred Chay Phoenix Seminary Scottsdale, Arizona In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Biblical Interpretation by Troy A. Griffitts 4 … This sermon's title is Created to Bear Fruit, focusing on John 15. John 15 tells us that when a believer is in fellowship with Christ but is not bearing fruit due to immaturity or injury, our Lord lovingly lifts him up so that he can bear fruit. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for John 15:1-12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "ABIDING IN CHRIST." Scripture: John 15:1–8. Matthew 11v28-12v1. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Last Week's Sermon. “It is the fruit, not the flowers that is important.”. THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES. Downloads are available after purchase and saved in your account for future access. Jesus begins the chapter by explaining that He is the true vine and His Father is the vine dresser. Just like a branch on a literal vine, our duty to our Savior is to abide in Him. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Childern's Sermons Hymn Lists John 15:1-8 Stay Connected! It also cuts away and separates anything we might call “suckers” that, The idea of cutting out or separating is powerful. But this is a vine that has gone bad. He is the “light of the world” like the pillar of fire guiding the Israelites in the wilderness. For me, it was my music. THE CONTEXT These verses serve as the foundation for chapter 15, and introduce several themes on which Jesus expands in chapter 15: • The commandment to love (13:31-35; 15:12). The main idea of the allegory is that Jesus is the source of life. John 15.1-11, Sermon Discussion Questions for November 17, 2013.docx Created Date: 11/17/2013 11:56:41 AM Abiding in Christ is to produce fruit. John 15:1-11 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. Why does it even use up the ground?” But the servant answered and said, “Let it alone, sir, for this year also, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; if it does not bear fruit next year, then cut it down.”, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 Come away and be separate, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Do not be deceived; “Bad company corrupts good morals.”. At the same time that we ask this question, we will ask God as a church collectively to unify us around one thing that we can do together that we have never Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. Thus we are particularly well situated to understand something about the culture of the vine, how it grows, and how it produces fruit. He tills the ground, takes out the weeds, He prunes and trims and works the plant Well, most of these lyrics are rather meaningless if not actually sinful. Feb 3, 2014. 11 It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River. Jesus begins John 15 by explaining that He is the true vine and His Father is the vine dresser. LCMS Sermons - Pastor David Ernst Sermon on John 15: 1-11. Illus – If you’ve ever brought groceries to someone anonymously, or encouraged someone, or help someone, you know the joy of the Lord. He planted a vineyard so that it would bring forth grapes. We are but helpless dead branches apart the vine. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. He can add fertilizer. if you don’t do what I say?”. 6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. (503) 642-2003 A. SermonAudio.com - John 15 Sermons. It is certainly true that we are to “love others.” But we need direction on HOW to love others. It’s made for a purpose, not to be used as a rope to tie your Christmas tree to your car, its purpose is that power might flow through it. and your character. He’s serious about wanting to transform your life, your heart, Many times Jesus said, “Him who has ears to hear, let him hear.” You have to open your ears, you have to open your heart. • The use John 15:1–11: Lost and Found: Ken Kierstead: 8/3/2008: Luke 15: Come Near: Renée Sundberg: 7/27/2008: Luke 10:25–37: A Place to Grow: Earl Palmer: 7/20/2008: Matthew 13:1–23: Stories that Show the Way: Earl Palmer: 7/13/2008: John 10 John Piper Jan 3, 1993 9.1K Shares Sermon. It is, for the most part, the standard by how we live and the measure of our success. And how else are we direction in God’s word to love on another? their way to bearing fruit. I hope it proves to be true both ways for you tonight. a servant gives suggestions. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Do not cut down others. We are to remember Christ’s love for us and find joy in it. Meeting at Calvary Chapel Worship Center: I invite you turn to John 15:1–11 … last words. John 15: 1-11. Here, as in Jesus' discourse on the Good Shepherd (10:1-18), we see an extended metaphor. But how foolish to think that you can have life apart from, Somebody might say, “I don’t need God, I don’t need Him telling me what to do, I’ll figure this out on my own.” Unless you abide on the vine, you. Exegesis of John 15:1-11 A Paper Submitted to Dr. Fred Chay Phoenix Seminary Scottsdale, Arizona In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Biblical Interpretation by Troy A. Griffitts 4-January-2004. Some seed fell on the hard path where the birds snatched it up. He is wise. Children's sermon for John 15:1-8. He said to his servant, “For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Keeping God in Focus by Dr. Robert Ervin, Th.D. THE CONTEXT These verses serve as the foundation for chapter 15, and introduce several themes on which Jesus expands in chapter 15: • The commandment to love (13:31-35; 15:12). I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. They are headed to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus will pray His great High Priestly prayer and will … Those who do not abide in Him do not produce fruit. Jesus is the fulfillment of those types and shadows of the Old Testament. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 15:1-8 EXEGESIS: JOHN 13:31—14:31. (John 15:4-5) In verse 4 our Lord Jesus Christ instructs us as Christians to continue in a living relationship with Him: “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.” We maintain and cultivate our relationship with Christ through the study and practice of His Word (compare John 15:4 with John 15… And the fruit that is borne has a broad meaning, but it is at least good works, joy, and peace. Sitemap, Website Design & Development: Antenna Digital. 2. Scripture: John 15:7. Now, for these long utterances to have been spoken in this walk is to me inconceivable. John 15:1-11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Jesus Is the Vine—Followers Are Branches. These are those who hear, but as they go their way their confession of faith is choked by the worries and riches, God said something similar to Israel in Isaiah 5. And while this might first and foremost be in regards to legal courtroom situations, we can apply it as well to our day-by-day living. We have a service in progress. Singing a hymn on repeat in your head can be an encouraging thing and remind you of the power and promises of the Lord. Bear fruit in accordance with your faith. 12 Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? etc. Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Jesus is shown in all the majesty of His place in the Godhead. If He take something away, it’s because He has something, It’s as though God were saying, “Let Me take out the bad and I’ll replace it with good. Intro: The Christian has a unique relationship with his Lord: Other religions may offer high ideals, only Christianity offers the capacity to attain. But Jesus has a different Sermon Title: No Greater Love Scripture Reference: John … the result of bearing fruit is fullness of joy. John 15:1-11 John Jun 6, 2010 Sunday Morning Share this Sermon: Share: Download Audio Download Audio Chris Daukas preaches on what it means to Bear Fruit as True Disciples from John 15:1-11. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 11 It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River. Earlier, in chapter 13 and 14, we read some of the most powerful words Jesus ever spoke to His disciples. 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure. A Life of Undivided Devotion 3. III. ... John 15:5 (NIV) Activities + Resources Download All I am sure that you all know the song, "This Little Light of Mine." Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every. Some people are spiritually healthy and vibrant with healthy green leaves with much fruit in their lives. These are the, Other seed fell among the thorns. It is built into our lives everywhere. Abide in my love. And so I like to identify the meanings of each of the items. “I am the vine; you are the branches. What a blessing to be a blessing. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; … This is sermon 1 in the series, Vintage Faith: Learning More about the Savior. In my last message, we learned of the promise of the presence of the Holy Spirit, so that as we walk along the way, we will never be alone. Show one another that you are a Christian, do not merely say that you are. Others are sickly, there’s disease on some leaves; there are dead branches. [Psa 80:1-19 ESV] 1 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. 3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved! But today we shall focus on the vine metaphor of Jesus as found in John’s Gospel. If My Words Abide In You. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. I want you to help me sing that song this morning. The fruit is all the good things that come through the work of God in us. The branch has to abide on the vine in order to produce fruit because of what it receives. Though it stinks, it’s good. or if there is fruit, it’s sour grapes. There is nothing more important than living in God’s Presence. Then in chapter 15, Jesus teaches them about the fruit God desires in their lives and He also tells them how to bear much fruit. In our Old Testament from Psalm 80 we read about Israel as a vine: 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. But Paul was also a disciple of Jesus Christ (Acts 9:26)—a student of Jesus’s teachings—and therefore apt to use some of the same metaphors as Jesus used. A similar idea may be seen in 1 John 4:20 (“If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen”), when we realize that loving one’s brother involves obeying the command to “love one another” (John 13:34, 15:12, 17). I’ll take out that root of bitterness and replace it with. Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, 15 the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself. They 17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself! Since these persons have been examined before our session of elders and have affirmed their faith in Jesus Christ this is now a just occasion for them to publicly affirm their faith and be received into membership of this church. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither. In this chapter also Jesus speaks about keeping His commandments. 4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? A Life Striving for Total Obedience 2. Our sermon passage, John 15:1-11, doesn’t actually mention the “grafting” on of branches, but Paul in his letter to Romans as we read in our New Testament reading, does use this idea of grafting on branches to explain God’s work … Do you know what fertilizer is? 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. Come Alive; Catch The Joy- John 15:1-11; Ken Poure Sermon; David Miller- Colossians Chapter 1; Dave Miller- The Hope of the Gospel; David Miller- Romans 3:23-31; David Miller- Romans 7:14-25; David Miller- Romans 8:28-39; Music; Graphics; Contact So get that hymn stuck in your head, or that Bible verse memorized so that you have positive reinforcement in life and a well of resources to draw up in times of trouble. 23 And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. God gave you life for a purpose and He expects us to use that life for His glory. Tags: John, John (1992), John 15:1-11 $ 3.99. Their leaves are withered and there’s no fruit, 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. A King gives commandments; Sermons; Topics Ash Wednesday 1; Healing 6; The Gospel 10; Series Advent 2020 4; Parables of the Kingdom 3; Easter 2020 3; Jesus the Healer 2; Giving UP 1; The Gospel According to Luke 13; The … Others have some leaves and are growing and on 5/03/2015 Easter 5 Sermon on John 15:1-11 "Abide in the Vine" St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Pastor Geoff T. Sinibaldo The vinedresser is good, He knows what needs to be trimmed and directs the growth. Jesus said no man can serve two masters. The True Vine John 15:1-11 Jesus often used every day examples in His teachings and today we study the last of the “I AM” sayings of Jesus in John’s … Hebrews 12:11, All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. 15 “  I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES. Verse 3, you are already clean because of the word, but there can be better growth, more faith, more grace, more kindness, more love, and more joy. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. Sermon John 15:1-8 The Vine and the Branches Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Childern's Sermons Hymn Lists John 15:1-8 The Vine and the Branches By Dr. Philip W. McLarty Last week we looked at the "I No Greater Love. He has been giving them some of His And the fruit born of a Christian is the “fruit of the vine.” It is not something that we are to take credit for, but rather we are to praise God for providing for us and working in us that we do indeed produce fruit according to His commandments. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. Third, his resurrected life resulted in many coming to see him and believing in Jesus as a result (John 12:9-11). The Greek word means to be caught in a trap and has the nuance here of being taken by surprise (John [IVP/Eerdmans], R. V. G. Tasker, p. 181). Illus – I found a bag of chips once that tasted horrible, only to find that it was far past its expiration date. Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. or you’re like the good soil that receive God’s word like a seed of wheat to bear fruit, 30, 60, 100 fold; or you’re like a fig tree that is planted 16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face! John uses “life” 36 times in his Gospel, more than any other New Testament book. Summary: In troubled and uncertain times, 1 John 5 provides us with five truths of which we can be certain: our promise, our prayers, our protector, our place, and our Prince! Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for John 15:1-12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "ABIDING IN CHRIST." Jesus spoke these things so that the disciples would be kept from stumbling or falling away (ESV) when they encountered the opposition of the world (John 16:1). Amen. We are to belong to Jesus. Jesus went on to say that every branch that does bear fruit, God prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Also from the family I’ve learned that in his 90 decades of life He was an active, happy Christian. While we sing it, I’m going to hold this light up and let it shine all around. Of Asaph, a Psalm. Jan 3, 1993. Sermons. John Piper Feb 3, 2014 308 Shares Sermon. John 2:1-11 JESUS: THE SON OF MAN. John 15:1-11 July 27, 2014 Dr. Steve Horn Text Introduction: In our ONE Day service (on August 31) and beyond, I will issue the challenge to “Do Something” for God that you have never done. John Piper Dec 29, 1996 72 Shares ... Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors. Jesus used the parable of the vine and vineyard, a common feature of Palestinian life that would have been familiar to the disciples in order to teach them the importance of the believer’s relationship with Christ. My message tonight is primarily an exposition of John 15:1–11. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. It is no coincidence that Paul uses an analogy of vines just as Jesus himself did. To abide on the vine, to bear much fruit, to abide in God’s love, this is joy to the full. Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones?”, Illus – There was another parable Jesus told about a man who had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. The purpose of the branch is to bear fruit. 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. Jesus now comes as “the true vine.” The vine of Israel is wild, but the vine of Christ is managed by the vinedresser. Other seed fell on rocky soil where the soil was not deep. 24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree. it so that it may bear more fruit. We are the branches attached to the vine from which the grapes would bear fruit. Add to cart. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. The fruit of the Spirit is a much more joyful way to live than the yuckiness of the world. Jan 3, 1993. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. The text tells us three things about him: First, Jesus had raised him from the dead (John 12:1). 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